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#pounditThursday, February 29, 2024

Jose Iglesias makes incredible catch on David Ortiz blooper (Video)

Jose-Iglesias-catchDetroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias has some of the best hands in baseball. He’s a below average hitter for the most part, but the 23-year-old more than makes up for it with his wizardry in the field. That was on full display with the catch he made to rob David Ortiz of a base hit on Thursday night.

Iglesias was positioned on the second base side of the infield, as the Tigers went into their usual shift for Ortiz. Big Papi lifted a blooper to center field on the shortstop side of second base, and it appeared certain that it would land safely in the outfield. Instead, Iglesias went into a full sprint and somehow tracked the ball down, throwing his glove out in front of his body at the last second to make the catch.

[Related: Video: Jose Iglesias makes incredible play while falling down]

Plays like that are the reason the Tigers got involved in a three-team trade that sent Jake Peavy to the Boston Red Sox, a top prospect to to the Chicago White Sox and brought them Iglesias. He’s going to be one of the best fielders in the game for years to come.

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